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Lying Together
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Lying Together (Paperback)

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Sparkling with sympathy, style and wit, Gaynor Arnold's debut collection is populated by characters searching for equilibrium - whether it is the recalcitrant recovering alcoholics of the title story; the wartime waitress obsessed by a bookish stranger and his secretive past; or the teenage girl terrorized by the mother she nicknames 'The Mouth'.



Stretching faultlessly from Paris to inner-city Birmingham, from the present day to the 1940s, these stories explore the daily misunderstandings and self-deceits, the secrets and lies that seep into all our lives.



Gaynor Arnold brings the same empathy and social worker's insight to Lying Together that she previously shone on the marriage of Charles Dickens in Girl in a Blue Dress. For reading pleasure and social observation her stories merit comparison with Carol Shields and Shena Mackay.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Publication Date: 03/02/2011 ISBN-13: 9781906994112  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Gaynor Arnold was born and brought up in Cardiff. She read English at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, where she acted in many plays, notably at the Edinburgh Festival and in a tour of the US. She has two grown-up children and became a full time writer in 2009 after many years working for Birmingham's Adoption and Fostering Service.

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